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Monthly Archives: March 2023

Proposed subdivision with 129 units will add to 400 previously Ok’d in Parc Northwest

A score of residents from the semi-rural outskirts of Elon descended on the town’s municipal building this week for a much-anticipated showdown with a developer that plans to build a 129-home subdivision in their neck of the woods. This “community meeting,” which took place on...

Substitute teacher says Graham High School study is steeped in ‘far-left’ ideology

A substitute teacher for the Alamance-Burlington school system, Ed Priola – who also ran as a candidate for state house in the May 2022 Republican primary – told school board members Monday night that Graham High School is conducting a “study” that he believes...

Will county’s fire districts have ‘revenue neutral’ tax rates?

Alamance County’s leaders have declared their commitment to “neutrality” – to revenue neutrality, that is – in order to salve the anxiety that many residents feel over the county’s latest property tax revaluation. In light of the nearly 80 percent bump that the revaluation has...

ABSS coaches lobby school board to increase coaching stipend

Alamance-Burlington school board members heard Monday night from 10 ABSS athletic directors and coaches, who urged them to raise a coaching “stipend” that they say is far below what other school systems pay and hasn’t been increased since the former city and county school...

Elon orders $2M ladder truck to replace 18-year-old clunker

Elon’s town council has decided to shell out more than $2 million on a new ladder truck to replace the 18-year-old vehicle that the town’s fire department currently has at the ready. The council voted to order the new truck from a Wisconsin-based manufacturer on...

School board member Patsy Simpson, commissioner Bill Lashley square off at school board meeting; she tries to have him removed

A dispute over whether Alamance County’s commissioners “give” – versus allocate – a portion of the proceeds from sales taxes collected in Alamance County to the Alamance-Burlington school system resulted in a heated exchange between school board member Patsy Simpson and commissioner Bill Lashley...

ABSS has made little progress on its “Top 10” capital projects

The Alamance-Burlington school system’s new chief operations officer, Greg Hook, this week presented school board members with a “progress report” about a “Top 10” list of capital improvement projects, for which Alamance County’s commissioners allocated just over $8 million in capital reserve funding last...

Alamance County’s connection to the Final Four: Drew Williamson, Cummings star now an asst. coach at Florida Atlantic

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Drew Williamson left Cummings High School as one of the most decorated high school athletes in Alamance County history. Now in a coaching role, he’ll have a front-row seat at the Final Four as an assistant coach for Florida...

Western’s Wilson, Williams’ team claim all-county golf titles

By Bob Sutton Special to The Alamance News Zach Wilson of Western Alamance shot 1-under-par 70 in Tuesday’s final round of the All-County championships to clinch the individual title for boys’ golf at Alamance Country Club. Williams emerged as the team champion, led by Jordan Harless’ second-place...

Mall seeks new zoning designation to accommodate learning academy

A new and unique educational tenant at Holly Hill Mall has prompted the mall’s management to seek a zoning designation that would accommodate the new venture. The planning board heard Monday night from mall manager Teri Jones and Dominque Burgess, of Gibsonville, seeking a rezoning...

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